How to Add Author Info Box to WordPress Posts
Do you want to add an author bio box to your WordPress posts? The author bio box is a small section where you can display author name in every WordPress blog, show their social media profile links, posts published by the author, and more.
Most of the WordPress themes allow you to easily display author bio box using the default WordPress functionality. If your theme doesn’t provide you this feature built-in or you may want to remove the default and add a new author bio section.
In this article, we will help you with 3 different methods to show an author box including information like author profile, author name, description, social links, and posts by the author. We will also help you in adding the author info box in WordPress using code snippets. We will also help you with how to customize the author’s bio to make it awesome.
Method 1: Add Author Bio in WordPress Theme
If your WordPress theme has built-in functionality and a box is displayed below each post, then you can simply use that to show your author bio. Simply you need to visit Users » All Users page, from here you need to edit the user and add the author information.
On the user info edit screen, scroll down to add the author’s bio. In the “Biographical Info” field, you can add links to the author’s social media profiles by using HTML.
To display author image in author box you need to add a custom author profile image using Gravatar. Later this author profile image is fetched from Gravatar and displayed.
Finally, the author info box looks like this to your WordPress posts after adding biographical info and gravatar’s profile image.
Method 2: Adding Author Bio Box Plugin in WordPress
If your theme does not have built-in functionality then you can use a WordPress plugin to display an author info box to your WordPress posts.
Best Free Author Bio Box Plugins for WordPress:
- Fancier Author Box
- Sexy Author Bio
- WP About Author
- Simple Author Box
- Author Bio Box
Method 3: Add Author Info Box without Plugin
Adding author bio box on your WordPress posts without using a plugin requires you to add code to your website. Before adding any code, you need to create a child theme to save custom code. When you update your theme, child theme keeps your changes intact.
First, you need to add the following code to your child theme’s function.php file.
This code snippet simply retrieves the author’s information and displays it in the author bio section below every post. You need to add custom CSS code to style your author box and matches with your WordPress theme.
This is how the author info box section displayed on our site.
We hope this article helped you in adding author bio and display author info box to WordPress posts. If you want to change your theme, then see the best 16 WordPress Newsportal theme.